DUI arrests up over Memorial Day weekend

LOS ANGELES COUNTY — Law enforcement officials reported an 11 percent increase in the number of driving under the influence arrests in Los Angeles County this year during the first two days of their Memorial Day weekend enforcement campaign.
Authorities participating in a multi-agency DUI task force called “Avoid the 100″ arrested 231 people on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in Los Angeles County between 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday night, task force officials said in a written statement. The statistics were preliminary, as some agencies were yet to report their arrests.
During the same time period last year, officials reported 208 arrests.
The extra enforcement campaign will continue through Monday night.
Officials encourage anyone who sees a drunken driver on the road to call 9-1-1 to report it.
Funding for this operation is being provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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